​Getting There – Mauritius

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Mauritius due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

Your point of entry, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) is located 48km/30mi south of Port Louis.

If you’ve booked a package, you’ll be met at the airport. If not, most hotels can organize a transfer. Otherwise, it’s easy to take a taxi.

All the major car-hire companies are represented at the airport, so if you’d like to rent a car to explore the island, you can do so as well.

Flights & Airlines to Mauritius

Check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Mauritius, and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Mauritius

There are no domestic flights in Mauritius.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Mauritius embassy to verify that the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for the period of the intended stay until arrival back in country of residence.
  • All visitors must be in possession of a return ticket.
  • When arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas, a yellow-fever vaccination certificate is required.
  • Tourists of some countries do not need a visa, including the UK, European Union countries, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, South Africa and China.
  • Depending on your nationality and the duration of your intended stay, you might need a visa. Check with your local Mauritius embassy or on the immigration website.

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